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"Go Outside and Play"

Hi everyone, happy New Year!

OK, that’s a bit late I know. It is almost March, after all.

I haven’t been blogging lately. We went on a giant massive holiday and I’ve really only just settled back into the routine of the year. 1,810 more words


Lighting up children’s brains with songs and stories

Judd-Leonard Okafor, Daily Trust

Telling stories is an important part of life—and has the most lasting impact on your child’s brain.

Imagine that moment your kid listened to her grandmother tell a story by moonlight, or watched “Tales by Moonlight”. 684 more words


Did you know the first five years of a child are the most critical to shape up his/her adulthood?

By Ken Musaba

The first years of a child are the most critical stage to shape up the development of a child and create how their adult lives would be; this is according to child developers and pediatricians. 616 more words

Child Health

Building a Work Ethic with Five Cents per Bag of Trash

Naalehu, HI. – A senior lady would come every other day to pick up the cardboard trash at the local grocery store Island Market. What was unusual, she used a brand new shinny red Ford F-150 Ford truck; my curiosity was awakened. 620 more words


Children and digital media

By: John Howard

Contemporary families swim in an ocean of ubiquitous, accessible media options, enticements and distractions. Smart devices exist in all shapes and sizes. The digital world is integrated into the very fabric of our daily lives and provides a wide range of function: entertainment, information, communication, commerce, work, organization, scheduling and security. 964 more words

Policy & Knowledge

Social Stories: An Individualized Learning Tool

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning to Get Along® series. This post was originally published April 4, 2013.

A friend once asked me for advice regarding her two-year-old child. 1,167 more words

Free Spirit Author

Why You Should Never Call Your Childcare Provider a "Sitter"

I am more than just your sitter

A sitter is the teenager who comes to watch movies and eat pizza with your kids so you can have a rare night off. 739 more words

Family Childcare